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Pain from Sleeping on a Simmons Beautyrest.

Wanda writes:
Hi Pete:
I just found your website and I am hoping this is still your email address. 
My situation is the following and I hope you can help me.
Back in November 2007 we bought this mattress from Macy’s. It was the best mattress we ever had. 
Not too firm, not too soft, we called it THE CLOUD as it was exceptionally comfortable. 
The information I have on this mattress is the following:
 
KG Mat Camden Pillowtop
Ambiance Collection
Back Supporter
Camden by Spring Air
 
After 11 years we decided to get a new mattress. 
We have heard, one should change mattresses every ten years even there is NOTHING wrong with it. 
We shopped around and bought a Simmon’s Beautyrest, Bay Spring Firm Pillowtop mattress. 
it has been the worst mistake ever. 
After, not even two years, my back and shoulders are killing me. 
Every doctor I’ve seen tells me, that the source of my pain is most likely from my mattress.
 
What I would like to know, before I start adventuring and playing the guessing game with purchasing a mattress again,  is if you happen to know something about that particular mattress, (fabrication, materials etc) so I can get something similar. 
Just going to the store to try a bed is not a guarantee that once I have that bed at home is going to continue to feel as great. 
What would be your recommendation? 
 
I would so much appreciate your help. 
Thanks in advance, Wanda

Hi Wanda,

I feel that you need to be set right on a couple of points.
1) Never replace a mattress that is providing you with a good night’s sleep, regardless of how old it is.
What you heard is not just bad advice, it’s a marketing ploy to get you into one on today’s poor-quality mattresses that need frequent replacing.
2) You seem to be operating under the assumption that today’s mattresses are just as good as they were 11 years ago. By and large, they are not.
As a whole, the mattress industry has gone bad…substituting profits for quality.
All of the major brands have been sold to investors, who are now upholstering mattresses with memory foam, which is specifically designed to cause a mattress to need frequent replacing.
Memory foam is the worst upholstery material ever invented.
Your old mattress had no memory foam in it, which is why it lasted for so long.
We specialize in mattresses that have no memory foam….much higher in quality than most mattresses that are available at most retail stores.
Before recommending the best choice for your needs, it’ll be important to know more about you and what those needs are.

What is the age, size (height and weight), and all physical ailments of those who will be using the mattress?

Thanks, Pete
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Hi Pete and a million thanks for your prompt response!

 
I deeply regret replacing my old mattress (it really was a CLOUD)  as it was the BEST and it was in perfect condition. 
You said there was not memory foam in that mattress. Could you tell me what it was made of?
What would be a comparable mattress that would replace it?
 
The mattress we replaced it with is a Simmons and has pocketed coils and the pillow top is made of memory foam.  
It took a few months for me to notice that I woke up a little sore every morning.
Then, the soreness turned into pain. Now, my pain is the kind of pain that makes me cry. 
It goes away eventually so I go to bed feeling great but wake up every night around 2 AM in pain. 
This mattress is not even two years old, we are still making payments on it.
 
About me… I am 65 yrs young, 5’6′ 162 pounds. 
I’m in good health with the exception of all these ailments that I am having lately.
Shoulder pain, pain on the shoulder blades, arm and elbow and most recently, lower back pain. 
I wake up in terrible pain every morning and the pain goes away in the evening. 
I have had X rays, CT scans and now I am scheduled for an MRI. 
So far it shows mild arthritis in the neck that could explain the pain in the arm and elbow. 
I have recently seen two Osteopathic doctors who specialize in muscular skeletal conditions. 
Both have told me that my symptoms are definitely made worse by the mattress. 
I can’t sleep anymore, as I am so uncomfortable in any position.
 
There are so many options in mattresses that makes it SO confusing. 
Memory foam, hybrid, gel mattresses, latex mattresses? 
How to know what is the best option without trying it? 
 
You don’t know HOW MUCH I appreciate your time and you getting back to me so quickly. 
Thank youthank youthank you
Wanda

Hi Wanda,

You can put most mattresses out of your mind, as most are upholstered with memory foam.
To make a successful purchase, you need to avoid memory foam entirely.
There are only 3 types of upholstery materials used today.
Your old mattress had polyurethane foam.
Latex foam has been the best upholstery material for the last 100 years.
Polyurethane was introduced in the early 1970s.
Memory foam was introduced 20 years ago.
The mattress I’m recommending for you, also uses an individually pocketed coil.
This will maintain the natural alignment of your spine.
The upholstery material is a combination of polyurethane and latex foams…very comfortable, with excellent support and longevity…a much higher quality mattress than the one you have now…and much better than most mattresses made today.
That mattress is the Wolf Tulah Plush Eurotop.
Shown here:
Wolf Tulah Latex Hybrid Mattress
I have family members sleeping on this mattress. You’ll love the feel.
Shipping is free and there’s no sales tax.
We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector with every mattress.
Keeping the upholstery materials clean and dry will extend the life of the mattress.

Thanks, Pete

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